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Jan 18 2012

Exercise

Freedom is like a muscle: if you don’t exercise it, you lose it. We can’t just sit back and expect the First Amendment to protect us. If all that stands between the wealthy and their profits is a “goddamn piece of paper,” they will find a way around it. They’ll even buy whatever legislative influence it takes to make it all nice and “legal.”

SOPA, PROTECT IP, and now RWA, are all working hard to take something that fails to profit the wealthy (i.e. your First Amendment freedoms), and exchange it for more lucrative controls that keep the money flowing out of your pockets and into theirs, indefinitely. Freedom of the many, versus the profits of the few. It’s an uneven contest, and if we don’t defend our individual liberties, we’ll lose them.

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2 comments

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    mikespeir

    I’m not really sure how I feel about this. I’m not sure it’s just “the wealthy” we’re talking about here.

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      Deacon Duncan

      Fair point, but I think if you follow the money you’ll see where it all ultimately ends up. We could say “wealthy and powerful” but I’m not entirely sure that’s two different groups.

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